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Rollover of New 90’ Jarrett Bay Super Yacht IRELAND Hull

July 02, 2015

Watch the rollover of the new 90′ Jarrett Bay custom hull #62 super yacht IRELAND (project name) in the video below, released by the US shipyard, Jarrett Bay. Due to be completed in 2017, the 90-foot sport fishing yacht IRELAND will represent the largest Jarrett Bay constructed to date. She includes an amazing amount of sportfish engineering firsts, including carbon fiber stringers, bulkheads, and much more. 

Designed to reach the remote fisheries of the world in maximum comfort and style, Jarrett Bay 90 Hull 62 luxury yacht IRELAND will comfortably sleep her guests in six spacious staterooms. Both the master cabin as well as crew quarters will be full beam. Moreover, there will be an office in the master cabin and a centrally located laundry room.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2015 to be hosted by ‘Yachting Capital of the World’ from November 5 to 9

July 01, 2015

The popular Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale, also known as the “Yachting Capital of the World“, will host the 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) from November 5 to 9, 2015. The largest in-water boat show in the world is expected to once again attract an international audience of boating enthusiasts.

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The Show covers seven locations with more than 3 million square feet of space, and features a wonderful selection of marine products and accessories from breath-taking superyachts, luxury charter yachts, fishing boats, runabouts and boats for every budget to fishing gear, marine art, jewelry and more.

Attractions for the whole family include live water sport demonstrations, an amazing schedule of fishing and boating seminars and workshops for adults and children of all ages, as well as many other attractions dedicated to the boating lifestyle and the businesses that support the industry.

The boat show headquarters are at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, with additional exhibits at the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Harvey Shipyard Group acquires superyacht builder Trinity Yachts

June 30, 2015

June 25, 2015 saw the New Orleans-based marine transportation company, Harvey Gulf International Marine, announce the launch of a new affiliate Harvey Shipyard Group, that will manage the company’s new shipbuilding assets. The newly formed Harvey Shipyard Group is acquiring superyacht builder Trinity Yachts, based in New Orleans, as well as the Gulf Coast Shipyard in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Trinity Yachts shipyard

Trinity Yachts shipyard

Harvey Gulf International Marine Chairman and CEO Shane J. Guidry comments: “These shipyard acquisitions will position Harvey Gulf as America’s only builder, owner, and operator of dual-fuel (diesel/LNG) offshore supply vessels and allow us to pass along the savings of lower operating costs and environmental protection to the Marine Transportation industry.”

Harvey Gulf is currently investing $350 million to construct a new LNG fuel fleet of platform supply vessels at the Gulfport facility, the first of which is expected to be delivered this year.

What this news about acquisition means for Trinity Yachts seems to be unknown at this time. The superyacht shipyard has presently a 58-metre yacht under construction, due to be delivered later this year. Moreover, a few yachts are currently in the yard for repair.

More info and images on Trinity Yachts.

All-New Hatteras 100 RPH Motor Yacht Hull No. 3 Launched

June 30, 2015

Friday afternoon, June 26, 2015 saw the all-new Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse (RPH) motor yacht Hull no. 3 leave the Hatteras factory in New Bern, USA. The third Hatteras 100 RPH superyacht is a sistership to the 2013-launched luxury yacht Mr. Loui and the 2014-launched super yacht Magalita V.

New Hatteras 100 RPH super yacht Hull no. 3 - Photo credit to Hatteras Yachts

New Hatteras 100 RPH super yacht Hull no. 3 – Photo credit to Hatteras Yachts

The beautiful Hatteras 100 RPH yacht boasts stylish and elegant interiors, featuring exotic hard woods, exquisite craftsmanship, granite countertops and fine furnishings. Moreover, the vessel features the largest aft deck and salon in its class, and offers an optional on deck master suite fit for royalty.

Hatteras 100 RPH superyacht also boasts vast exterior entertaining spaces, providing fantastic views. There is an amazing bow observation lounge, as well as a stunning richly appointed flybridge.

More charter yachts built by Hatteras.

Beautiful Hargrave 101’ RPH Motor Yacht SOLO TU underway

June 29, 2015

The beautiful Hargrave 101’ RPH (Raised Pilothouse) motor yacht SOLO TU was spotted in the video below, made by ‘ZipZapPower’, while leaving the popular Florida yacht holiday destination – Fort Lauderdale for the Atlantic. Built by the prominent US shipyard Hargrave Custom Yachts, luxury superyacht SOLO TU provides her owners and guests with the opportunity to travel, entertain and enjoy life’s adventures.

Luxury yacht SOLO TU is based around the popular country kitchen layout, which allows for casual family gatherings, while still providing a professional galley to service the needs of owners and guests. She can comfortably sleep up to eight guests in four spacious staterooms. These include a gorgeous full-beam master suite, boasting a large 42′ shower accessed from either side, as well as three guest cabins, all suites with queen berths. Moreover, there is crew accommodation aft with three crew cabins. Among the many fine features aboard this lovely vessel belongs a marble encased Jacuzzi tub outboard on the starboard side.

More charter yachts built by Hargrave.

New Jarrett Bay 90 sportfishing superyacht IRELAND hull flipped

June 26, 2015

Yesterday morning, June 25, 2015 saw the US shipyard, Jarrett Bay Boatworks, flip their largest custom built hull to date – the 90’ Hull #62 sportfishing superyacht IRELAND (project name). Due to be delivered in 2017, the Jarrett Bay 90′ motor yacht IRELAND has been designed to reach the remote fisheries of the world in supreme comfort and style.

Roll-over of custom hull 62 motor yacht IRELAND by Jarrett Bay

Roll-over of custom hull 62 motor yacht IRELAND by Jarrett Bay

Designed to provide excellent performance, luxury yacht IRELAND boasts the state-of-the-art materials, design, as well as electronics. She features substantial use of titanium and carbon fiber composites, including a carbon fiber bridge, cabin, decks and stringer system, to maximize strength, speed and overall quality. The innovative carbon fiber construction enables to reduce weight and increase performance.

Hull of superyacht IRELAND

Hull of superyacht IRELAND

Jarrett Bay 90 Hull 62 IRELAND yacht offers comfortable accommodation in six spacious staterooms. Both the master cabin as well as crew quarters are full beam. There is an office in the master cabin and a centrally located laundry room.

Motor yacht IRELAND hull

Motor yacht IRELAND hull

Delivery of Nordhavn 76 hull #21 Motor Yacht SWEET HOPE 2

June 26, 2015

US shipyard, Nordhavn, has successfully handed over the all-new Nordhavn 76 hull #21 motor yacht SWEET HOPE 2. The owners of expedition yacht SWEET HOPE 2 plan to cruise the breath-taking Alaska yacht charter destination.

21th Nordhavn 76 Motor Yacht SWEET HOPE II

21th Nordhavn 76 Motor Yacht SWEET HOPE 2

The Nordhavn 76 line is available in a hull length of 72 feet or 76 feet, and with a “pilot house aft” or “pilot house forward” deck configuration. Luxury yacht SWEET HOPE 2 is a “pilot house forward” configuration on the 76-foot hull. The salon area has been designed and constructed as a “wide body”. The owner of SWEET HOPE 2 has moved up to his new vessel from a Nordhavn 64, which was also a forward pilot house design.

Luxury yacht SWEET HOPE 2 - aft view

Luxury yacht SWEET HOPE 2 – aft view

SWEET HOPE 2 Yacht - side view

SWEET HOPE 2 Yacht – side view

Moreover, the brand new SWEET HOPE 2 boasts an extended boat deck. This hosts a gorgeous large cockpit area destined for entertaining, protected from the sun and weather.

Aboard motor yacht SWEET HOPE 2

Aboard motor yacht SWEET HOPE 2

Luxury yacht SWEET HOPE 2 - Exterior

Luxury yacht SWEET HOPE 2 – Exterior

View more charter yachts built by Nordhavn here.

Outstanding 50m FEADSHIP Motor Yacht ENDLESS SUMMER to be fitted with AntiRoll system by DMS Holland

June 25, 2015

The outstanding 50m Feadship motor yacht ENDLESS SUMMER (ex Carmac VII, Matanthar, Lady Allison, Hilarium II) will be fitted with the revolutionary AntiRoll roll damping system, developed by DMS Holland, as part of the vessel’s extensive refit, currently taking place in Florida. Originally built by Royal van Lent in 1991, superyacht ENDLESS SUMMER is due to be redelivered to her Owner in the summer of 2015.

50m Feadship superyacht ENDLESS SUMMER

50m Feadship superyacht ENDLESS SUMMER

The refit of luxury yacht ENDLESS SUMMER includes the extension of the swim platform serving a sportfishing boat, installation of a jacuzzi, as well as the replacement of the current Vosper stabilization system for an AntiRoll system. The retrofit will be supervised and managed from the Netherlands by De Voogt Naval Architects and Feadship.

Luxury motor yacht Endless Summer

Luxury motor yacht Endless Summer

The owner of ENDLESS SUMMER yacht, a very technically clever gentleman, was looking for a stabilization system that offers unparalleled performance and operation both while cruising and at anchor. After studying the various stabilization tests from a number of different systems, which the vessel has been fitted with in the past, he was immediately convinced by the performance of AntiRoll.

AntiRoll by DMS Holland

AntiRoll by DMS Holland

Following her major refit, super yacht ENDLESS SUMMER (ex Carmac VII, Matanthar, Lady Allison, Hilarium II) will be used by her Owner as a mothership to his sportfishing boat, as well as a floating hotel for his family.

AntiRoll Stabilizer Fin

AntiRoll Stabilizer Fin

Further charter yachts built by Feadship.

Lovely 72 Ocean Alexander Yacht with custom interior by Destry Darr Designs

June 25, 2015

Based in Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, Destry Darr Designs, an established interior design studio, specializing in comprehensive custom yacht interior design, has released the beautiful interior images below of the lovely 72 Ocean Alexander yacht. Constructed by Alexander Marine, the Taiwan-based builder of Ocean Alexander yachts, luxury motor yacht 72 Ocean Alexander boasts a generous beam, as well as a wide variety of living options.

Luxury yacht Ocean Alexander 72 Pilothouse

Luxury yacht Ocean Alexander 72 Pilothouse

OA 72 Yacht - Custom Interior by Destry Darr - Image by 2015 Forest Johnson

OA 72 Yacht – Custom Interior by Destry Darr – Image by 2015 Forest Johnson

Aboard luxury yacht 72 Ocean Alexander - Image by 2015 Forest Johnson

Aboard luxury yacht 72 Ocean Alexander – Image by 2015 Forest Johnson

Motor yacht 72 Ocean Alexander - Image by 2015 Forest Johnson

Motor yacht 72 Ocean Alexander – Image by 2015 Forest Johnson

72 OA Yacht - Galley - Image by 2015 Forest Johnson

72 OA Yacht – Galley – Image by 2015 Forest Johnson

Owner of 90ft Palmer Johnson Superyacht ASHA comments about her refit at Front Street Shipyard

June 24, 2015

US refit company, Front Street Shipyard, has proudly shared the video below, made by Billy Black, showing a great interview with Keith Mortensen, the owner of the 90-foot Palmer Johnson superyacht ASHA, commenting about the recent refit of the vessel and Front Street Shipyard down in Rhode Island, where the yacht is currently based. Luxury motor yacht ASHA was successfully re-launched in April 2015.

The refit of luxury yacht ASHA included a lot of paint touch-ups. The flybridge has been painted and the non-skid has been replaced. ASHA’s interior has also received major updates, and the mechanical team of Front Street Shipyard has also worked on the maintenance and updating of the yacht’s systems.

Further charter yachts built by Palmer Johnson.